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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
into their traitorous minds." the fbi says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated, and we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith&wesson assault rifle and wounded two police officers and a civilion. the federal bureau of investigation says it will build a full profile of paul ciancia, and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of video we are going through, we are examining that. there's a tremendous amount of evidence we are kimming. >> if convicted -- we are going through. >> if convicted paul ciancia faces the death penalty. >> not everyone is on boar
hernandez guerica was shot between the eyes under a bridge in juarez. in each case, the border patrol justified the killings saying they were threatened by rock-throwers. but getting them to speak on the record about anything at all proved difficult. >> hi bill, this is wab knew calling from al jazeera english. we're down in nogales az right nowso i'm just calling to see if we would be able to arrange an interview and a ride along with an agent out here. >> well, we've sent emails, about, starting about six weeks ago. >> and why is that? >> yeah. >> yeah, it just seems a little opaque like i'm just trying to understand why the request was declined. >> what's happened is that with the border patrol being one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country, they work with a population that doesn't work back with them. they're not like a police force that's in the same community that has to deal with residents that are upset that can vote that can sort of mobilize against them. it's a population that almost everyone is going to be kicked out, going to wind up in mexico, and becaus
people if they worked for tsa. 39 year old hernandez, leaving behind a wife and two children. dom, bring us up to speed from los angeles. >> reporter: hey, there, harris, we had a photoreleased of hernandez. we can show you what he looked like. he worked here in lax five years and he was a peyafrial inspector and stand in the checkpoint and looking for people behaving suspiciously. this is the scene in lax right now. this is terminal one. it is very, very quiet. and this is the baggage and arrival area. it is quiet this time. we do have a heightened police presence after yesterday. i have to say a distinct police presence. >> we have high profile and security strategy that we employ every day. and obviously today and foreseeable future, we'll continue a high profile at the curbes and ticketing area and anywhere on the campuses. >> we understand details about the injuries that cianciowa a. he may have been shot in the mouth and legs and it could be difficult for him to talk to the fbi. we are a few minutes away from the fbi update. >> what about the other people hurt in this? >> yeah, we
at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for others and worried for them when his own home was robbed. >> he said be careful because people came in my house and got all kinds of stuff. i was told you have kids of him. it was nice of him. >> his brother indicated he received a text that he might do harm to himself. they spoke to his roommate and reported back that everything appears to be okay. abc news, los angeles. >> flight delays and cancellations continue. here in the bay area eight arriving plights were canceled. more than 1500 flights were affected by the shooting and investigation impacting 250,000 passengers so far. passengers flying 2 los angeles may experience delays and should check flight status before heading to the airport. a new details about the shooting suspect. 23-year-old paul ciancia. an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who moved to l.a. less than two years ago and carried at least five full 30-round magazines of ammunition and dressed in fatigues. he had a
-old paul anthony ciancia opened fire inside the airport killing 39-year- old tsa officer gerardo hernandez and wounding two others. law enforcement officials are now looking into a rant ciancia had on him at the time of the shooting. it referred to the new world order and had anti-tsa and anti-government claims. witnesses who encountered the suspect provided possible clues into what motivated the attack. >> the shooter was just calmly walking down the corridor, he had his gun and looked at me and said tsa? and i just shook my head, and he kept going. >> reporter: after the shooting the fbi served search warrants at the suspect's homes in l.a. and new jersey. law enforcement officials say ciancia, originally from pennsville township, new jersey sent text messages to family members there prior to the shooting. >> the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it and that's when the brought to our attention. >> reporter: a neighbor of ciancia's in california says he can't believe ciancia could be the shooter. >> from knowing t
against paul ciancia. he's charged with opening fire and killing gerardo hernandez and wounding others. filed multiple rounds at point- blank range. >> hernandez wife spoke to to reporters. >> he would have been 40 next week. i am devastated. >> a man who came face-to-face with the gunman said the suspect was looking for tsa employees. >> the shooter calmly walking down the corridor had his gun and looked at me and said tsa and i shook my head and he kept going. the fbi said law enforcement shot and wounded the gunman. a note on the suspect made his intend to harm the tsa clear. he addressed them in the letter and stated he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> law enforcement said ciancia originally from new jersey sent text messages to family saying he was unhappy and discouraged living in los angeles. >> it was to his little brother and they had concern about it. >> police say ciancia had no history of violence or record of mental illness. >> gerardo hernandez was with the tsa for eight years. he was devoted to his family and ready to help anyone in need. he came
this they better keep guessing. >> reporter: investigators say ciancia shot and killed gerardo hernandez, a father and husband. ciancia was shot before he was arrested. >> that was jeff winn reporting. widow of the tsa officer who was shot and killed made her first public statement today. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dearly. thank you very much. >> ana hernandez says her husband work for the tsa at l.a.x. since 2010. the couple has two children, gerardo would have turned 40 next week. >>> here is a live look outside of l.a.x. where the 100' pylons are lit up in blue is to honor tsa agent hernandez. >>> and the shooting yesterday sent passengers scrambling, forcing many to leave their luggage behind, today people were allowed to go in and collect their belongings. some stayed in nearby hotels. cots were set up in a terminal for those who couldn't find a place to stay. some stranded were thankful strangers were there to help. >> they took a bunch of us to the food court out of his own pocket. >> there was homeland security and i can't remember his last name
hernandez is the first official to be killed in the line of duty. tonight we are learning more about the suspect, paul police believe someone dropped him at the airport on friday and police want to know who that is. >> reporter: federal prosecutors are filed murder charges against the suspected gunman in the deadly shooting of tsa officer gerardo hernandez and the wounding of four others. saturday night, 100 foot pylons lit up the sky over the airport in honor of the fallen transportation security officer, his wife is distraught. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> our hearts go out to the. is a officer that was shot and killed. >> reporter: who others were wounded when paul ciancia took a rifle out of his bag friday morning and started firing. this tmz video shows the ensuing mayhem. the fbi is investigating the shooting. >> we found a statement where he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: it could have been worse if the officers did not chase the suspect through terminal 3. >> the fact they disabled this
. >> officers hernandez was the first tsa employee killed in the line of duty. >> on the floor, on the floor now! >> reporter: hernandez was killed in a shooting rampage at los angeles international airport friday morning. four other people were wounded. a wreath was delivered to l.a.x. saturday where there's a visible police presence in car, on foot and on bicycles. >> we saw a lot of policemen around so i'm feeling good. >> reporter: a blue tarp cordoned off the security checkpoint where authorities say 23-year-old paul ciancia opened fire. the fbi wrapped up its forensic investigation and cleaning crews were brought in to sanitize the area. >> we want to make sure when people walk in that the place is pristine and no evidence of incidents that occurred. >> reporter: terminal 3 is now completely operational but some baggage was left behind during friday's chaos. passengers are encourage to work with their airlines to claim their belongings. ciancia had some baggage of his own. authorities say he was carrying five fully loaded magazines. that's 180 rounds. and more ammunition was found in a bag
agent gerardo hernandez. his heartbroken wife saying he was proud to work for the tsa. and in tribute tonight, lights in tsa blue as you approach l.a.x. airport. meanwhile, inside the term terminals, remnants of the chaos. the mountains of luggage left behind by passengers ordered to flee as the shots rang out. our coverage tonight begins with abc's david wright at l.a.x., where he's been since the start. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: moments before all this, paul ciancia arrived at l.a.x. like a passenger, dropped off by someone driving a black hyundai. the criminal complaint filed saturday in federal court describes a cold-blooded attack. it says video surveillance showed ciancia walking up to the tsa checkpoint in terminal three, pulling a smith and wesson assault rifle out of his bag and firing multiple shots at point blank range at a tsa officer. then, it says, as he proceeded up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in video appeared to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him. the fbi says ciancia gunned down two more tsa officers as he shot
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was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was going to commit suicide. the family alerted authorities, who then asked lapd to do a welfare check. if only police had gotten to his place just 45 minutes earlier, they might have stopped the rampage. but ciancia was already gone. he demanded a ride to th
tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause. so i looked down the escalator, and i saw the gunman. he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there, and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. lax police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but remains unresponsive. the woman who knows him and his roommates says he was socially awkward and had expressed strong feelings about the u.s. government. >> he was very upset and he thought that tsa abused their power. >> reporter: as for paul ciancia, his family expressed sorry for his actions. >> paul is our son and brother. we will continue to love him and care for him. we will support him during the difficult times ahead. while we do not mean to minimize the grief and distress experienced by many other family, we hope that the public will understand that this is a very difficult time for
. >>> the fbi indicated four people were shot and one was a tsa agent hernandez. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. he would have been 4 40 next we. i'm truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. thank you very much. >> and our brian rooney joins us live from lax with more on this. what else do we no about this suspected. he is 23-year-old and he his name is paul cianca from new jersey and do we know what possibly motivated him? >> well, obviously we are told that he left a note and messing ans thaingan -- messages that hs targeting tsa agents. we have to ask if husband mow if yomotives were rational once. and we have to ask if he had any diagnosed condition or anything was amiss about him. the fbi are looking foo his ints background and it's only a day later. >> they say he was possibly influenced by fringe conspiracy groups as well. >> you know i have to be honest i have not seen that. that may go along with some kind of mental instability. >> talk about what is happening today. we heard from the airport authorities that terminal three has fin
he wanted to "instill fear into their traitorous minds". he shot hernandez at the screening checkpoint and went up the elevateo are and came down and shot him again killing him. his widow spoke to reporters. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i'm truly devastated. and we are all heart broken and we'll miss him dearly. the federal criminal complaint says ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle and carried five high capacity magazines. the fbi says it will build a full profile of ciancia and what brought him to this point. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles about 18 months. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun and why he targeted tsa officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there are a host of surveillance video that we are going through. we are still examining that. there is a thre tremendous amouf evidence that we are continually examining. that will take time. >> if convicted he will face life in prison or the death penalty. brian rooney al jaz
on when they responded no. but at the checkpoint, he open fired. the tsa officer gerardo hernandez who was about to celebrate his 40th birthday was killed. >> tsa is just bloody. >> and high schoolteacher brian ledmer. he made it about 100 yards into the terminal before police shot him multiple times and took him into custody. officials are waiting to interview him, possibly gain more insight into his motives for the shooting. >> tsa agents around the country are now wearing black mourning bands for hernandez. tonight, h he's listed in critical but stable condition and could face the death penalty. one of our top stories on our website, you can read more on nbc bay area.com. >> and on the heels of that shooting in l.a.x., what organizers came to be the larnlest gun show in the country. the event was almost shout down, but governor gary brown detailed a bill that would have effectively ended up gun shows at the cow palace. >> that big fight over gun shows here at the cow palace, so far it apears the gun shows are winning. this attracts about 500,000 people to its 16 shows each year. and
gerardo hernandez was killed and two others were wounded by the gunman. investigators now know how the crime happened but not why. >> abc news has the latest from lax. >> reporter: investigators say the 23-year-old paul ciancia walked up to the check point, pulled out a assault rifle and shot the officer at point blank range. he made a conscious decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> he realized hernandez was still moving the fbi says ciancia returned, killing him, and wounded two more officers and a teacher. >> he saw the gunman. he felt his leg go, turn into jelly. >> police shot ciancia four times, discovering a hand written note describing how he wanted to instill fear on your traitorus minds. which is detailed further on cnn >> he said if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished >> paul is their son, and brother. we'll continue to love and care for him. >> reporter: detectives combed through his southern california apartment and other residences, trying to determine what set him off. classmates describe him as a loner. a former roommate says he was a nice guy. >> goi
angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pensville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother, and the way it was written, they had concern about it. that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shot rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simo
hernandez, a father of two. the only tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. the terrifying moments were caught on video by a photographer with "tmz." you can see passengers running for their lives. we'll speak to an eyewitness. first we go to adam housley live at los angeles international airport with more. adam? >> reporter: that agent hernandez is being remembered here as someone nice, always smiled, a father, a husband. here in los angeles it has been quite a few days as you might imagine. people here are very upset about what happened. a lot of coworkers here whether they knew him or not feeling for him and his family. they already have a couple of memorials. as you come into lax if you have not been here before, there are a couple of pillars they have, four or five out front a art project that sets off the airport and they change colors. in honor of him they were illuminated blue over the weekend. inside the terminal they have a makeshift memorial put up there with flowers and candles and some of his favorite snacks and drinks being left by his friends and some passengers as t
ammunition to kill everyone in the terminal. the slain officer revealed. he is 39-year-old harado hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasing his picture over night. paul ciancia, an l.a. resident, who authorities say opened fire with a high-power rifle, inside terminal three friday morning. >> we have an active shooting in terminal three. >> reporter: witnesses describe a chaotic scene, saying he started shooting right outside the security checkpoint, as police raced in, he made it all the way to the back of the terminal, near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover. some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn, yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> everybody on the floor. on the floor, now. >> reporter: and after people ran as fast as they could -- >> go, go. >> reporter: the panic and lockdown that followed blocked accidents from getting close, causing rescuers to run hundreds of
has yet to be released but we do know his name is geraldo hernandez and reportedly worked at lax for three years as part of tsa's logistical department. hernandez lived in the puerto ranch area of los angeles, survived by his wife and two children. the lapd chief has mandated all police officers wear black bands on their police badges in his honor. >>> we are learning the troubled health care.gov website will be going down again from about 9:00 p.m. saturday to 9:00 a.m. sunday, 12 hours. this as a government report is surfacing, shedding new light on what the white house knew about millions of americans losing their health care coverage long before the problematic obama care rollout. the congressman from maryland weighs in on all this, just ahead on our program. >>> the american red cross is now setting up shelters in central texas for the many flood victims. storms dumping up to 13 inches of rain in some areas causing major flooding. at least four people were killed, including a mother and her 8-month-old baby. survivors say they're just grateful to be safe. >> material things
gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. >>> while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this mornin
hernandez had worked at l.e0)v a. x. since 2010. >> we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. he was a joy full person. he took pride in his duty for the merp public and the mission. >> the next step for police is reviewing video of ciancia's alleged movements at the airport. he is reportedly unresponse inat a los angeles hospital. >> in the east bay, a man accused of exposing himself at several parks is behind bars tonight. officers arrested 20-year-old shaquille thomas at his home yesterday. police say over the past year, they received several reports of indecent exposure, veterans and mariners park. officers identified the suspect as thomas based on witness descriptions. he's facing 11 counts of indecent exposure. we are learn more about the deadly crash that closed 1 in marin county earlier around 4:30 this afternoon two miles south of stinson beach. a man driving a stolen8x red ha accord crashed 200 feet down a cliff. that man died and the chp shut down the highway while crews worked to get the body and the car. the car was reported stolen out of alay ho. >> officers are se
about the tsa agent who was killed in the attack. he was geraldo hernandez. mr. hernandez was the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty of that agency's 12-year history. he would have celebrated his 40th birthday next week. he moved to the united states when he was 15 years old from el sal el salvador. he had two children and a married man. his widow spoke out about her late husband's kindness. >> he was always there to help anyone in need and always made people laugh with his wonderful sense of humor. he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. >> she says she and the family understandably are devastated. he spent three years on-the-job at the tsa and was excited to go to work every day to appear at the job. today the leaping -- the los angeles police department is honoring him by wearing a black band on their badges. >>> all eyes are on the obamacare website. it is back up and running at least for now. the feds took health care .gov off line last night trying to next some of the problems that have been plaguing it since it went on-line on october 1st. meantime, h
killing tsa agent gerardo i. hernandez, and wounding several others, and shutting down operations at lax. police identified the suspect as 23-year-old paul ciancia. >> pakistan summoned the american ambassador after a drone strike killed a top taliban leader, hakimullah mehsud and three others were kill. he was suspected of planning an attack that killed seven c.i.a. workers at a u.s. base in afghanistan. pakistanis worry the strike could hurt peace talks. >> the pakistani taliban named khan said as its new leader, and he is promising revenge. we have this report. >> this is the taliban new leader, khan said. he is in his mid 30s. he was appointed by a taliban council, securing 43 out of 60 votes. some factions made up of 30 groups are pushing for other candidates to take the top job. khan said is well-known. he is thought to is have planned an attack on a gaol in north-west pakistan that freed nearly 400 prisoners, as well as an attack on an air force base that same year. khan said was a trusted lieutenant of the former leader hakimullah mehsud killed in a drone strike on friday. the in
. hernandez, and his wife spoke. really, she was rather elegant and composed when she talked about her husband. >> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and will miss him dealer. thank you very much. >> really sad to hear something like that. so the fbi says that they are going to build a full profile of paul ciancia to see exactly what did drive him to do this. he's lived in los angeles about a year and a half, originally from pennsville new jersey. nobody yet has said that there was any signal that he was going to do this or it would happen. >> what happens next in the fbi's investigation? >> they'll go over - you know, where he lives, talking to his friends, his family, electronic communications, where he got the gun, how he got to the airport. we are told he was dropped off. probably the fbi knows who dropped him off. everything from a to b they will go over, including every shell casing, where the ammunition came from. if you think of it, they'll look into it. >> a lot of work to do and a
months after a another fall in vegas and abc's tai hernandez is on the story. >> reporter: we're told by the hospital now that performer is in serious condition, cirque du soleil is known for its death-defying stunt. performers run even jump rope 40 feet above the ground. you can imagine the audience's reaction when he fell. sources tell abc news that he's doing well this morning after he slipped and fell from the 40-foot tall wheel of death friday night. it brought the performance of cirque du soleil to a terrifying halt. they stated overnight that a performer is in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days. . in the past, performers have defended the show's safety records. >> there's so many safety measures in place. >> reporter: in 2011, cirque du soleil gave "good morning america" cameras a rare look behind the scenes. but this accident comes just days after nevada regulators fined cirque du soleil following an incident four months ago, when an experienced acrobatic fell to her death. >> her body just seemed like very out of control, grabb
hernandez is the first tsa agent to be killed in the line of duty. >> his sister said he was at the front counter checking passports when he was shot. he died from a gunshot wound to the chest. he's survived by his wife, son and daughter. this morning we are learning more about the suspect, 23-year-old unemployed mechanic paul ciancia. federal prosecutors have already filed murder charges and he could face the death penalty. ciancia in is in the hospital and is unresponsive after he was shot in the head. here's david wright with the latest. >> the fbi said ciancia was dropped off at lax friday morning. in his bag a smith & wesson assault rifle like this one with five extra magazines fully loaded. the fbi alleges ciancia walked up to the tsa checkpoint and fired multiple shots at point-blank range at a tsa officers. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer, who in v
was tsa officer gerardo hernandez spoke about her a husband. the first officer in the agency's history to die in the line of duty. >> we are all heartbroken. >> more than 24 hours after gunfire disrupted thousands of flights at lax, many passengers remained stranded, their belongings still inside the terminal they were fleeing from. >> paul harris was trying to get home to missouri. >> all my stuff was on the conveyor. i heard the shots so we all took off running. you can still hear shots going on. >> police say 23-year-old paul cianci a shot his way through security checkpoint killing hernandes and wounding two others. dr. bruce wright was by the x- ray machine. >> you are taking off your shoes and you started to run barefoot. >> yeah. >> that's when he slipped and injured his leg. >> the shooter then continued down the concourse firing along the way before he was finally subdued by police near the food court. police chief patrick gannon praised his officers and reassure travelers. passengers notice a difference today. >> we are supplemented by a number of lapd officers also here with
hernandez and wounding two others. dr. bruce wright was by the x ray machine. >> and you were taking off your shows? >> yes. >> and that is when he slipped and injured his leg. >> reporter: the shooter continued down the concourse and firing along the way before he was subdued by police. the police chief praised his officers and reassured travelers. >> ing they notice the difference? >> absolutely. we're supplemented by a number of l.a.p.d. officers here with an attempt to make our presence here and make people feel safe. >> reporter: the fbi confirms he was not a ticketed passenger, but they believe that someone brought him here to the airport, but they won't say who dropped him off. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >>> ciancia has been charged with another felony offense in addition to murder. the commission of violence at an international airport. >> students at uc berkeley are warned to keep their smartphones and laptops under wraps because campus crime is -- crime is on the rise. bryan web tells us how they're going to step up patrols. >> reporter: crime is up this year, way up
to record deportations has been deported to mexico. rocio hernandez perez was brought to the united states by her parents at the age of four. she was one of the so-called dream 30 who crossed into laredo, texas in september. the dream 30 took action after another group of young people, the dream 9, made a similar crossing an arizona in july. the dream 9 were released and cleared an initial hurdle to receive asylum, but a number of the dream theater remain at attention. detention. the agency arrested roughly 420,000 people in the most recent fiscal year, a 15% increase from last year. ky hasaffiti artist bans wrapped up a month-long residency in new york city. art on the city streets has included a moving slaughterhouse delivery truck loaded with squealing stuffed animals, a war-related mural set audio from the "collateral murder" video of u.s. helicopter attack on civilians and a statue of ronald mcdonald having his shoe polish my love actor. a thrift store painting that he modified and read unaided to aid group housing works just sold for $615,000 online. apparently defy the campaign by n
, people are mourning the death of tsa officer hernandez. today, airport police are wearing black bands in his honor, and they will wear them until he is laid to rest. dan simon is live in los angeles. dan, we know most of terminal 3 still closed. what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: well, regarding terminal 3, we don't know when it's going to reopen. of course, you have a lot of passengers who want to go into the terminal and retrieve their belongs. when this happened be people dropped everything, hit the exits and left their stuff. they're eager to go retrieve it. and the fbi says they're still investigating at this point terminal 3 is off-limits to the public. in terms of the investigation, fredricka, we know this is somebody, according to sources, who espoused anti-government views. this is somebody who obviously had anger directed at tsa agents. in terms of the chronology, fredricka, it's understood what happened. he came into the terminal, 9:20 a.m. yesterday, encountered two tsa agents shot, both of them -- one of them killed, 39-year-old girardeau hernandez, he
-old hernandez was shot inside of lax. he was a tsa agent and father of two. at the same time we are learning more about the gunman. he still alive. the fbi says 23-year-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal and started shooting. he actually looked like he was targeting it sa agents. he would walk up to people and ask if he thrp tsa if they said no, he would let them go and leave the airport. when he was taken into custody evidently he had a handwritten note threatening the tsa. we now can see his pickerington. he is originally from new jersey. he evidently texted his brother saying he wanted to kill himself. while authorities look at that an yell. a neighbor who grew up with him in new jersey said he never saw this come. >> >> he was just a normal every day guy. friendly. evening right now i'm still trying to process about d. this really happen? did think get the wrong guy? if they told me they got the wrong guy that would make more sense to me. >> the fbi says they got the right guy at this point. the shooting disrupted air travel all day yesterday not only at lax but all across the cou
. people there are mourning the death of tsa officer girardo hernandez. pistol is expected to meet with other tsa officers and investigators at l.a.x. dan simon is at l.a.x. right now. so, dan, the fbi is still investigating in terminal 3. what is the status of the terminal, while we've reported that it is open, it doesn't necessarily mean that passengers are moving through, right? >> that's exactly right. i should tell you, fredricka, the airport announced via twitter that anybody who left any belongings whatsoever in terminal 3 can now go pick up those belongings. as you can imagine, when this all took place, people sort of dropped their luggage, they left their purses, they left their briefcases, et cetera. and just hit the exit. well, now, after waiting around for a long period of time, anxious travelers can now go back into terminal 3 and claim those belongings. as for the terminal itself, it remains closed. the rest of the airport, meanwhile, is completely open. we're seeing lots of planes take off and land. lots of traffic here at the airport. if you happen to have a flight,
of gerardo hernandez, father of two -- in the line of fire, read a brief statement to reporters outside of their home. >> i'm truly devastated. we are all heart broken and will miss him dearly. >> those iconic pillars of light, the symbols of l.a.x., are lit tsa blue in his honor. things are now back to normal here at terminal three, ciancia is in a hospital bed a few miles away said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he remains consciousness, he will face criminal charges that could carry the death penalty. david wright, abc news, l.a.x. >> so hard to wrap your mind around this, he clearly had strong anti-government views, dressed in military fatigues. had a handwritten note. talked about wanting to kill tsa and pigs and said in the note the tsa violated his rights with searches. >> we are learning so much more about him and his background. he apparently sent a text message to his little brother who lives in new jersey saying he was thinking of suicide. this is how the whole thing got kick-started. the brother reached out to authorities in the l.a. area. the autho
hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possible motive. he's with us from washington. pete, what can you tell us? >> i can tell you, erica, that federal officials are going through this person's background hoping to find out what led him to take a rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition to the airport. they say paul anthony ciancia, age 23, originally from new jersey, was carrying some radical antigovernment written material they describe as harshly critical of the federal government in general and tsa in particular and in the airport they say he
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